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Sale 890 — The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 1)

Sale Date — Wednesday, 2 February, 2005

Category — American Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
471
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 471, American Bank Note Co.3c Washington, Die Essay in White Card (184-E17a), 3c Washington, Die Essay in White Card (184-E17a)3c Washington, Die Essay in White Card (184-E17a). Silver photo print of vignette and pencil and ink drawing of frame on 31 x 37mm card, purple typed "Post Office" on back, fresh and Very Fine, unique

1,250
900
472
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 472, American Bank Note Co.(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2), (5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2)(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2). Die sunk on 150 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, American Bank Note Co. and die no. imprint at bottom, also "Pres. Jas. A. Garfield" printed below design, card with light toning at edges and minor edgewear, Very Fine

250
160
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473
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 473, American Bank Note Co.(5c) Garfield, Green, Large Die Essay on India (205-E3a), (5c) Garfield, Green, Large Die Essay on India (205-E3a)(5c) Garfield, Green, Large Die Essay on India (205-E3a). Die sunk on 86 x 88mm card with full die sinkage (loose on card), rich color, Very Fine

750
300
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474
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 474, American Bank Note Co.1c Black, Frame Essay for Unadopted Design (206-E1), 1c Black, Frame Essay for Unadopted Design (206-E1)1c Black, Frame Essay for Unadopted Design (206-E1). On 40 x 67mm India paper with text, stars and right "1" cut out, few light toned spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A UNIQUE ESSAY FOR THE ONE-CENT 1881-82 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Offered to the market for the first time in our Sale 836, that offering led to its being listed in Scott Catalogue.

2,500
1,300
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475
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 475, American Bank Note Co.1c Black, Frame Essay on India for Unadopted Design, "Dos Centavos" (206-E1B), 1c Black, Frame Essay on India for Unadopted Design, "Dos Centavos" (206-E1B)1c Black, Frame Essay on India for Unadopted Design, "Dos Centavos" (206-E1B). Affixed to 57 x 71mm card, cutout of frame with "Dos Centavos" along top label and "One Cent" pasted onto label at bottom, also with pencil "U.S. Postage" at top and part of design (including denominations) in pencil, additional detail sketch of denomination at right, light toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A UNIQUE ESSAY FOR THE ONE-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

The "Dos Centavos" cutout was used as a dummy type from a stamp design for another country. Offered to the market for the first time in our Sale 836, that offering led to its being listed in Scott Catalogue.

2,500
1,400
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476
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 476, American Bank Note Co.(1c) Peace, Vignette Only Essay on Proof Paper (206-E3a), (1c) Peace, Vignette Only Essay on Proof Paper (206-E3a)(1c) Peace, Vignette Only Essay on Proof Paper (206-E3a). Cut to almost triangular shape and mounted on card, with imprint and die no. at bottom, some light soiling, Very Fine

350
130
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477
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 477, American Bank Note Co.3c Peace, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (207-E3), 3c Peace, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (207-E3)3c Peace, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (207-E3). Cut to shape and mounted on 93 x 121mm card, vignettes pasted into place, frames different colors, ms. "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." at bottom right, few faults incl. top essay with tear at right, otherwise Very Fine example of this rare unadopted essay

2,500
1,000
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478
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 478, American Bank Note Co.(10c) Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E4a), (10c) Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E4a)(10c) Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E4a). Three, from 36 x 38mm to 42 x 50mm, two printed in single color, last is the Scott-listed bi-color essay, fresh and bright colors, small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

1,725
425
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479
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 479, American Bank Note Co.10c Franklin, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (209-E5), 10c Franklin, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (209-E5)10c Franklin, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (209-E5). Stamp size and mounted on 92 x 121mm card, vignettes mounted in place, each different color, ms. "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." at bottom right, few trivial toned specks, otherwise Very Fine Franklin essay for the American Bank Note Co. 1881-82 Issue, the issued stamp's design was a slight alteration of the previously-used Jefferson portrait

2,500
1,200
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480
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 480, American Bank Note Co.(10c) Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (209-E6b), (10c) Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (209-E6b)(10c) Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (209-E6b). Three, approximately 60 x 67mm with full die sinkage and die Nos. reversed at top, colors incl. Scarlet, Dull Carmine and Dull Brown, two have thins, all appear Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

2,400
700
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481
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 481, American Bank Note Co.10c Washington, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (209-E7a), 10c Washington, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (209-E7a)10c Washington, Essay of Four Designs on Creamy White Ivory Paper (209-E7a). Stamp size and mounted on 92 x 121mm card, vignettes mounted in place, each different color, ms. "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." at bottom right, Very Fine example of this rare unadopted essay

2,500
1,400
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482
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 482, American Bank Note Co.(1c) Ultramarine, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (212-E2), (1c) Ultramarine, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (212-E2)(1c) Ultramarine, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (212-E2). Die sunk on 65 x 80mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine

600
450
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483
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 483, American Bank Note Co.1c Olive Brown, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on India (212-E4a), 1c Olive Brown, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on India (212-E4a)1c Olive Brown, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on India (212-E4a). Die sunk on 149 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, signed in pencil at bottom by Alfred Jones, few toned spots affect card, otherwise Very Fine, this color is unlisted in Scott or Brazer, Scott Retail for listed color and with no premium for the signature

600
625
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484
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 484, American Bank Note Co.1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (212-E4a), 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (212-E4a)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (212-E4a). Die sunk on 69 x 83mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, some toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

600
450
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485
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 485, American Bank Note Co.1c Franklin, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (212-E4b), 1c Franklin, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (212-E4b)1c Franklin, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (212-E4b). 31 x 36mm, crisp impression, small translucency at top from hinge, Very Fine, scarce

750
400
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